Coronavirus jolts tech firms: Facebook cancels F8 conference; Microsoft, Apple warn - CNET

in hive-116221 •  last month 


The novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the global technology industry with three big conferences -- Facebook's F8, the Geneva Motor Show and Mobile World Congress -- being called of because the outbreak.

On Thursday, Facebook said it is canceling its F8 developer conference, a widely anticipated event at which CEO Mark Zuckerberg updates the world on Facebook's developments and challenges. The reason for the cancellation of the May gathering: concerns about COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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